New Fire Emblem Magazine Scans!
Been a while since we’ve seen anything new in regards to Fire Emblem, hasn’t it? Ever since the series’ 3DS debut was announced back at that Nintendo event last year, Nintendo has barely said a word about it and the game had pretty much fallen off the radar. But thankfully, some new information has come in about the game, and we can post some new magazine scans showing more game screenshots, official art and information.
New details are a bit scarse, but some interesting new things include downloadable content (which is almost a Nintendo 3DS first, let alone for Fire Emblem) and more interestingly… you can turn off permadeath. You know how in past games whenever a character died they were gone for good? It’s a fairly important mechanic in the series, and makes the series a fair amount more interesting.
Here though, you can choose to have it or not. The old way is called ‘Classic Mode’, while the new way is called ‘Casual Mode’ and revives fallen warriors in the next battle. Not a good choice of names there Nintendo, people are probably already decrying the downfall of Fire Emblem due to pandering to casual gamers as we speak, and the names don’t help this perception at all.
There are also multiple difficulties, Normal, Hard and Lunatic. Presumably Casual Mode won’t be available on Lunatic, right? Then again, permanent death plus a super hard difficulty level? Seems like an option for masochists with a death wish.
Never the less, the game does seem like it’ll be interesting, and that it’ll be changing around the basic formula of the series quite a bit. Any Fire Emblem fans should be looking forward to this one!